Harlequins have announced that 2017 Rugby World Cup Finalist, Abbie Scott, will join them ahead of the inaugural Tyrells Premier 15s season.
Commenting on the announcement, the 24 year-old second row said: “I am delighted to be joining Harlequins this season. Both the men and women’s sides play an expansive and exciting style of rugby, which I love to play. To be presented the opportunity to play in the iconic quartered shirt in the new league format was one I couldn’t turn down. I can’t wait to get started.”
Beginning her rugby career at the age of 10, she was a member of the England squad that won the U20 Nations Cup in 2011, and spent the summer of 2014 playing in Canada.
After graduating from Northumbria University with degrees in History and Politics, and Sports Coaching, she made her senior England debut against Wales in 2015.
Having recovered from an injury sustained in 2016, which kept her out for 15 months, she returned to international rugby with tries against New Zealand and Canada in this year’s International Women’s Rugby Series.
In June, she was selected for her first Rugby World Cup and played in four matches during the tournament, including the Final against New Zealand. Abbie has 21 Test caps to her name, with 45 points.
In joining Harlequins she will use her coaching experience and expertise to develop the skills of the Girls participating within the Harlequins Foundations’ Switch programme, which aims to inspire and help girls to play rugby.
Harlequins co-Head Coach Karen Findlay added: “Myself and Gary [Street] are delighted, but more to the point we are excited that Abbie will be coming to Harlequins for next season.
“Having watched her during the recent World Cup, she was one of the standout players for England.
“She is a fantastic athlete and her hard work ethic will only be a benefit to our squad leading into the new season as well as being able to inspire the next generation of girls coming through the Harlequins system.”
Report courtesy of Harlequins